Man sentenced for 2005 Northbridge rape

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A MAN already serving more than 12 years in jail for raping a blind woman in Victoria will spend extra time behind bars for sexually assaulting a woman in Perth.

The 21-year-old woman had been drinking and was walking home alone in Northbridge in the early hours of a Saturday in July 2005 when Yaser El Waly offered her a lift in his Mercedez Benz but she refused.

He followed her and as she walked past his car in East Perth, El Waly grabbed the woman and forced her into the back seat where he raped her.

DNA evidence was recovered but El Waly moved to Victoria when he realised police suspected him, the WA District Court heard on Tuesday.

El Waly raped a blind woman in June 2006 and was sentenced in Victoria to 12 years and four months in jail.

He was sent back to WA as a prisoner in March 2007 after he requested to serve his sentence closer to family.

The 38-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of sexual penetration without consent over the Perth incident and was sentenced on Tuesday to three years and three months in prison on top of his current sentence.

Judge Philip McCann said El Waly “ambushed and violently raped a vulnerable” woman.

“Considerable force was used even though it was not necessary,” he said.

“This is a particularly worrying aspect of the case because it seems to me the infliction of violence is a part of the sexual gratification of the behaviour.”

El Waly’s earliest possible release date will be in April 2022.